August 5, 2017 / 3:55 PM / 15 days ago

Venezuela constituent assembly removes dissident prosecutor from job

Venezuela's chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz is seen in front of the Public prosecutor's office in Caracas, Venezuela August 5, 2017.Ueslei Marcelino

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's pro-government constituent assembly on Saturday unanimously decided to remove dissident state prosecutor Luisa Ortega from her job, in what critics called a blatant affront to democracy.

Reporting by Corina Pons; Writing by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn

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